It’s been a long road for the Texas Brahmas, who overcame quite a bit of adversity during the course of the 2018-19 season. In the end, though, the obstacles they faced brought them closer together as a team, and the bond and chemistry between the players was evident as they swept the Fraser Cup Playoffs and were crowned the NA3HL Champions.
It was a full team effort, that can’t be denied. It’s no joke winning every single game in the postseason en route to the Fraser Cup, and it takes everyone pulling the same way for that to happen. Still, there were some standout performances along the way.
The Brahmas received excellent goaltending during their playoff run. They only allowed more than one goal once, in a 3-2 victory against local rivals Mid Cities Jr. Stars. In every other game, Bryce Runyan and Thomas Held limited opponents to one goal or less.
Runyan in particular came up huge during the Championship, winning all three of his games and posting a 1.00 goals against average and a .969 save percentage. Runyan was deservedly named the Fraser Cup Championship MVP.
Brahmas Captain Michael Redmon was also a key factor in the team’s success, as he has been all season long. He posted 12 points in eight games to lead his team to the Fraser Cup. Both Redmon and forward Findlay Wood, who had the game-winning goal in the championship game, were named to the All-Tournament Team. Defenseman Matej Palfy and goaltender Bryce Runyan were named to the All-Tournament Team as well.